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Collection Description

Collection Title
Leeds Popular Concerts (1881-1889)
A collection of 48 programmes from Leeds Popular Concerts, 1881-1889. Sometimes, the concerts were entitled “Subscription concerts (late popular concerts)”; from 1881 to the 1883/4 season, the concerts were named “Leeds Chamber Concerts”. The collection includes, word books, analytical programme notes and musical examples.

The concerts took place at the following venues: Philosophical Hall, Park Row (1881); Albert Hall, Cookridge Street (1882-1884); Town Hall (1885); Coliseum, Cookridge Street (late 1885-1889).

The majority of programmes are from chamber concerts or orchestral concerts. There are a small number of programmes from mixed orchestral and vocal concerts. The orchestra was often “Sir Chas. Hallé’s augmented band” or “Halle’s Band”, usually conducted by Charles Hallé. Some programmes have an unspecified orchestra, and some of these were conducted by August Manns. In addition, the collection contains one programme from “A Grand Richter concert”: this featured Richter conducting the Richter Orchestra and Leeds Philharmonic Society.

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1881 - 1889
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Contains inventories - with dates, artists, conductors
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
Visiting Information
Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council